Amazon Firestick +Kodi

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Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:15 am

Has anyone used this device that allows you to get tv and movies by plugging the stick into HDMI on your tv?
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by Sailorman » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:30 am

No, but I have an Android device (M8S) and love it. I got rid of TVONE as I now have tens of thousands of movies and TV programs.
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by hanno » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:44 am

I clicked on this because I expected to see a Hipster called Kodi burning his hipster beard of twirling a firestick on a Balinese beach. Disappointed....
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:57 pm

i bet there is at least one of those.
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:03 pm

I run Kodi on a Raspberry Pi. TBH I usually download stuff to my laptop and just use the Kodi to watch it on my TV. Watching and streaming tv/movies live has mixed results. Sometimes perfect, other times buffering and I give up. My internet is 6 Mbps fibre, but I think the bigger issue is Cambodia's external bandwidth capacity (or lack).
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:36 pm

A friend is coming from USA and is offering to bring some
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by Username Taken » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:31 pm

It can't hurt for your friend to bring 1 or 2 for testing, but I'm wondering whether it will work outside the US, or countries where there is no Amazon presence.

On the web page it says, "access to all your favorite subscriptions and streaming services". So, would you need to subscribe to some sort of Amazon service or something?

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-S ... +with+kodi

I have Kodi on my laptop with all my music videos. I can connect the HDMI from laptop to tv for a personal full-screen music festival.
I don't watch much tv or movies, but I understand that Kodi has some plugins that will give free access to streaming tv and videos.
So, why bother?
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:25 pm

Kodi allows you to use resources outside Amazon. Free, once you jailbreak the firestick.
I think the point of it is the portability.
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by cptrelentless » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:39 pm

Idon't think you even need to jailbreak it, you can just use firestarter to bypass the Amazon stuff:
https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-setup- ... ire-stick/
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Re: Amazon Firestick +Kodi

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:06 pm

good info guys thanks!
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